Sunday 22 December 2013


Lampwork glass focal beads

Evening! Here I am again with another late update. There are five 'Pinecone' focal beads in the shop along with a 'Blue Pinecone' sterling silver necklace.
Lampwork glass necklace
There's just one of each, available here.

Friday 20 December 2013

Shop Update

Lampwork glass necklace

Evening! Bit of a late update from me but hey, it's that time of year where time suddenly loses all meaning and what the heck it's Christmas, yes?!

I've just added some lovely glassy things to the shop including this pretty 'Purple Pinecone' sterling silver necklace.

There's also a similar focal for sale along with some scrolly beads ...
Lampwork glass beads
... an owl necklace ...
Lampwork glass necklace
... and a ladybird one too. 
Lampwork glass necklace
They can all be found here.

And if you'd like any of these in time for Christmas you can select Special Delivery (£6.50 per order) at checkout and I'll make sure your beads are with you by Christmas Eve.

Thursday 19 December 2013

Strawberry, Lonelies & Bargains

Lampwork glass strawberry bead necklace

I'm trying not to do the headless chicken thing this year but it's brewing! I can feel the panic starting to rise within me.

All my bead orders are complete. As such this gives me time to play with glass. Woohoo!

I've just added a sweet sterling silver strawberry necklace to the shop so if you're in need of a last minute Christmas present, that can be found here.
Lampwork glass beads
I've also emptied my Lonelies jar for the last time this year and this strand can be found here.

And finally, I've reduced the prices of a few in stock bead sets so grab yourself a bargain!

Must rush; I have bead orders to pack and a dozen TO DO lists to write.

Have a good day!

Saturday 14 December 2013

Last orders, please!

UK FOLK! If you need beads or jewellery made to order in time for Christmas, I'll need your order this weekend. What's more, you can get ten percent off those very orders this weekend. Just enter XMAS10 at checkout.

Non-UK people: you can still use the code; you just won't receive your order in time for Christmas.

Thursday 12 December 2013

New Beads

Lampwork glass beads by Laura Sparling

I've added two strands of these 'Fuchsia' beads to the shop. These are Rubino Oro cased in clear, decorated with purple. Each strand contains nine pink beads and a dozen spacers and costs £23.00. Available here.
Lampwork glass beads by Laura Sparling
And there's one set of these 'Monkey' beads too. They were inspired by a photo of my Twitter buddy @monkeydogify's teal green fingernails against her bright red hair, so I've called them 'Monkey' after her. (Cheers, Monkey!) The strand costs £18.00 and can be found here.

There's also a couple of small polka dotty sets and some Acorn & Oak Leaf necklaces in the shop too.

Good news on the shower front! It's all working. A bottle of One Shot sink and drain unblocker (which is pure acid so go careful if you ever use it) did the trick and it is SO nice to have a shower without me humming the Countdown theme in a very urgent fashion.

There'll be more new beads on Saturday.

Have a great night,

Monday 9 December 2013

New beads and shower woes

Lampwork glass beads

I've put a wodge of small bead sets on the website today. The mini strands above consist of one feature bead and ten co-ordinating spacers. Each strand is £8.00 and they can be found here.

And there are three strands of polka dotty beads too.
Lampwork glass beads
Each strand contains seven beads and costs £11.00. Available here.

I've got to venture to B&Q later. The shower drain is blocked. I'm guessing that there's a large clag of my hair in the pipe and normally I'd have no qualms about getting my hands dirty and hooking it out BUT the plumbing in the bathroom is dire. I don't know who did it but there is no way of getting to the pipe. It's some kind of sealed-off, modular system and I'm going to have to chuck some violent chemicals down there. I've tried all the 'home remedies' like bicarb, vinegar, boiling water, blah blah blah and even those supermarket-available unblocky type potions but nope, the water just sits there, slowly draining away. I have to have stupid-fast showers before the shower tray fills up and overflows. So enough is enough and tonight I will make the trek to the retail park to see what drain clearing delights they've got. Such FUN.

Tuesday 3 December 2013

'Whirly Go Round'

Lampwork Glass Beads

These beads are named after one of the rides at 'Fun Land' in Father Ted. Ribbons of white and ink blue swirled round and round in a kind of vortex.

Lampwork Glass Beads

The set comes with ten transparent ink blue spacers and is available here.